There are many large gaps in our knowledge regarding the health effects of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides, especially at real-life exposure levels of the chemical.
The main reasons for these gaps in our knowledge are:
- Independent scientists have never had the funding available to create and carry out a comprehensive study
- Glyphosate industry safety studies on glyphosate have never concentrated on real-life exposure levels
of the chemical
- Glyphosate industry safety studies on glyphosate are often ‘commercially confidential’ and kept hidden from the public and independent scientists, so cannot be independently evaluated
- Independent researchers have never before been able to call on the expert advice of a wide range of scientific experts during the creation of the protocol for the study
The Ramazzini Institute is one of the only independent scientific bodies in the world that has the ability to create and carry out a comprehensive long-term study that will have the backing of a large number of global scientific experts as well as the general public.